The strength of ZoneAlarm Pro is in its versatile and highly effective features, which are easy to understand and use. As soon as the software starts, you are asked what level of security is desired. If you are working in a public place it is safe to choose the Internet Zone option so that no one will be able to share the data with your computer, but at the same time you can access the Internet without any hindrance. When you select the option of Trusted Zone, you can share data with others in the network or even on the Internet. [See Image 4] As soon as you select these firewall settings, your computer is protected. [See Image 9]
The Program Control feature of ZoneAlarm helps you prevent malicious software from hijacking your trusted software. [See Image 10] From here you can set which programs are permitted to access the Internet. [See Image 11] By default, ZoneAlarm has some programs in its database that are permitted to access the Internet, but you can always add new ones and remove others.
The Anti-Spyware feature prevents you from visiting websites that contain spyware. [See Image 12] The names of these sites are stored in the software, and you always change the settings if you want to visit those sites. This feature protects your application programs as well as the operating system. From time to time you can scan your computer for the presence of any spyware.
Though ZoneAlarm Pro is not accompanied by any antivirus features, you can monitor the progress of other software from the main window of ZoneAlarm. [See Image 13] However, let me inform you that there are some antivirus programs like Avast, which I have installed on my computer, that cannot be monitored by ZoneAlarm.
ZoneAlarm comes with MailSafe, an antivirus supplement that helps you against the unknown viruses in incoming and outgoing emails. [See Image 14] The Privacy feature helps you get rid of cookies and clear applications' cache. [See Image 15]
These days, we visit many websites like ebay.com for business purposes. You can save confidential information about passwords for such sites in “myVAULT." Whenever a site tries to access a websites with this confidential data, you are alerted. [See Images 16 and 17]